I bought a dry brush made of vegetable bristles for around $5 + shipping and handling. I've been using it as in the morning before I shower. It takes about 1 minute, starting from the feet and upwards, moving in brushing strokes toward the heart. I've read in several different books and articles that dry brushing promotes lymph circulation and helps with the appearance of cellulite.
These are some benefits of dry skin brushing that I found on the Internet:
Benefits: The benefits of dry skin brushing include:
* tightens the skin and improves texture
* aids digestion
* helps removes cellulite
* stimulates circulation to the skin
* increases oxygenation
* increases cell renewal
* drains and cleanses the entire lymphatic system
* detoxifies the entire body
* removes dead skin layers
* strengthens the immune system
* improves exchange between cells
* reflexive stimulation of the glands
* stimulates dry skin oil production
I also plan on getting a 30 minute massage 2x a month. Again, I've read that it aids in lymphatic system circulation and releasing of toxins.
Benefits of massage, which I found off the Internet:
Release of toxic metabolic by-products from your muscle tissue into the system. Drinking plenty of water (one or two tall glasses) after a massage helps flush these waste products from your system; otherwise, they can re-accumulate causing soreness and stiffness.
I'm not sure about trying a body wrap.
Has anyone else tried these techniques and have you found them to be true to claims of promoting circulation of the lymphatic system?